Wondering how to make homemade apple juice? It’s very easy to do, and all you need is a juicer and a container to store your apple juice.
Last Friday I picked up two bushels of apples from a local apple farmer. I got an amazing deal by purchasing their overripe apples. It cost me $35 per bushel, which comes out to less than $1 per pound of local, semi-organic apples. We’ve been making everything from crock pot apple butter, chicken apple salad sandwiches, dried apples, apple juice and this is only the beginning. Next I’ll be slicing these up and freezing apples.
Here’s how to make homemade apple juice.
- Whole Apples
In a juicer, make your apple juice by slicing your apples to fit into the top opening, and let the juicer do it’s magic (make sure you follow the directions that come with your juicer). Be sure to have a container to catch the pulp, and another one to catch the juice. The pulp can be composted.
This is my awesome JuiceMan juicer that I picked up at an auction for $5.
After making your juice you can drink it, store it in the refrigerator, can it or even freeze it. It should be good in the refrigerator for at least two weeks.
This juice is so sweet, that we actually have to mix it with half water to drink it. It’s delicious, healthy and so inexpensive to make!
Have you made your own homemade apple juice? How do you perserve it or store it? And be sure to check out the rest of my juicing recipes.